When you pick up that peach or plum at the grocery store labeled ‘organic’ how do you know it really is ‘organic’?
A little-known state agency has been certifying organic produce for years. Now that program could die for lack of about $65,000.
Nevada Department of Agriculture administrator Dawn Rafferty told KNPR’s State of Nevada that the state program had run on general funds until 2010 when it was told that it had to be self-sustaining.
However, the program is not self-sustaining and it will run out of money without and infusion of funding.